"I was researching 3D knitting and attended Rachael Matthews 3D knitting course held in Fabrications shop in Broadway Market. It was a great short course learning from someone so enthusiastic and knowledgeable.
I was then able to put the skills learnt during that course to create my own concrete model concepts and ideas. I was busy researching how to use textile and surface techniques with concrete as part of my design and research work during MA Textile Futures at Central Saint Martins"
Hazel is really pushing the boundaries of what a textile can be. She has developed knitted concrete to be used in a variety of applications and has even invented stretchy concrete!
Her research is underpinned by a sense of exploring well being in the urban environment and specifically improving the aesthetic of concrete structures to create something beautiful and tactile. We wish Hazel all the best with her research and practise!